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UN chief urges more efforts to complete Sudan’s peace implementation


January 10, 2010 (UNITED NATIONS) — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urged the Sudanese parties to exert more efforts to successfully complete the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended more than two decades of civil war and where over two million people were killed.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Getty Images)

Ban Ki-Moon’s issued his appeal on Saturday January 9 at the fifth anniversary of the CPA which was signed in 2005 between the Sudanese government and the former rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Nairobi.

The two parties, during the past five years, have made considerable progress in the CPA implementation, Ban said. "However, the final year of the CPA will be an extremely challenging one, especially as the parties prepare for elections and the exercise of the right of self-determination for Southern Sudan," he stressed.

The UN chief pointed out that these challenges require to establish urgently the legal, political and institutional framework for the conduct in a suitable atmosphere the upcoming election, referenda and popular consultations.

"It is also important that they engage now in substantive discussions on post-referendum arrangements, regardless of the outcome of the referendum," he added.

He further urged effort to improve protection for all Sudanese through continued improvements in the areas of human rights, humanitarian recovery, rule of law and development.

The people of Sudan have witnessed the horrible consequences of war and have waited more than twenty years for the benefits of peace. If the CPA is to deliver this peace, it will require a substantially increased commitment by the parties, with the support of the international community.

Ban also said that support for the successful implementation of the CPA is one of the UN’s top priorities for this year, and that the world body will work closely with all actors to help the parties meet the final benchmarks of the peace agreement.


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  • 11 January 2010 03:24, by Time1

    Thank you mr Ban Ki Moon, You are making reforms to the UN which have been a corrupt organization for some time now.

    • 11 January 2010 06:11, by thieleling

      The UN is too bureaucratic but it never hurt to urge "effort to improve protection for all Sudanese through continued improvements in the areas of human rights, humanitarian recovery, rule of law and development".

      The referenda & popular consultation should be the main focus for the world body. The 2010 election forcast is already predicted in favor of NCP. The NCP speaks from the position of power and indeed has power or means to promote, manipulate its agenda.

      The bottomline, the world should be realistic and focuses on referendum as mr. General secretary correctly pointed. With pointed annecdotes and penetrating insights, the only difficult, but practical solution is for south sudan to separate in peace with North. This is the revolutionary way to achieving long-term peace in sudan.

      Otherwise, the violence split is eminent and thus creates Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict like situation between the south & north sudan. But all sudanese desire human dignity that gives the security fo better change. Violence should always be the last resort. But any realist like myself understands the neccessity of violence when it is about to defend the "urged effort to improve protection for all Sudanese through continued improvements in the areas of human rights, humanitarian recovery, rule of law and development".

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